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POSTED February 21, 2011 11:40 p.m.
The California Odyssey 18-under competitive fastpitch softball team is looking for dedicated players for the upcoming summer season.

For more information and tryout schedule, contact Nick Olmo at (209) 403-6408.

CYCLONES TRYOUTS: The Ripon Lady Cyclones are still in need of players to round out their two 12-under and one 10-under teams for the upcoming 2011 season.

Contact Coach Johnny Aguilar at (209) 602-1404 for more information.

MAYHEM TRYOUTS: The Mayhem Fastpitch 10-under travel team is looking for a solid third baseman/middle infielder.

The team only carries 10 on its roster so that everyone gets maximum playing time. Mayhem will play 16-18 tournaments over the spring and summer with plans on competing at nationals.

For more information, call (209) 983-0398, or visit

RAMPAGE TRYOUTS: The Ripon Rampage is looking for fun and dedicated girls to complete their under-12 and under-14 rosters for the 2011 season.

For more information, contact Gabe Keenan at (209) 568-9083, or e-mail

SLIDERS 18U TRYOUTS: Open tryouts for the Calaveras Sliders 18-under fastpitch team are today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Calaveras High.

For more information, contact Dominic Vasile at (209) 649-3433.


VALLEY BASEBALL LEAGUE: The VBL are looking for players and teams to compete in its 18-over women’s fast-pitch and 18-over men’s wood-bat leagues. For more information, call Stefano at (209) 464-7203, or visit


EU SOBER GRAD: An open tournament will be held to help benefit East Union High’s Sober Grad Night on April 9 at Manteca Park Golf Course. Tee time is set for a 7 a.m. shotgun start.

Cost is $300 for a foursome and $79 for a single player. Mulligans can be purchased at $20 per group.

Price includes green fees, golf cart, bucket of balls, continental breakfast, non-alcoholic beverages, lunch and goodie bag.

Raffle prizes will be available. Awards will go to the first-place group and individuals who are closest to the pin and hit the longest drive on pre-determined holes.

For more information or to register, contact Jose Haro at (209) 679-7557, or Ronnie Tiscareno at (209) 275-2787.


JAGUARS SIGNUPS: Manteca Jaguars football and cheer signups are set for Feb. 23 from 7-9 p.m. at Round Table Pizza near Big League Dreams. Additional signups are set for March 9 and 23 at the same site and times.

Registration costs $50 for football and $30 for cheer. Each athlete must pay a $100 participation fee. Payments can be arranged, and fundraising is available. Cheerleaders must also pay for the cost of the uniforms.

For more information, contact Mark Paule at (209) 603-0570, or Jay Muschott at (209) 679-0834.

COWBOYS SIGNUPS: Open signups for youth football players ages 6-14 and cheerleaders ages 5-14 are on Feb. 24 at Mountain Mike’s Pizza from 6-8 p.m.

Signups will continue every other week —March 10 and 24, April 2 and 3 (during the Street Faire), April 7 and 21 and May 5 and 19.

Space is limited to 30 players per football roster. Everyone is guaranteed playing time, and there are no boundaries.

There are no roster limits and no tryouts for cheer.

For more information, contact Eddie Lopez for football at (209) 249-9914, Cris Lopez for cheer at (209) 456-3630, or visit


CHEERLEADING: Manteca High is seeking a new cheerleading advisor. If interested, contact athletic director Dave Smith at (209) 858-7349.

SWIM COACH NEEDED: Lathrop High is looking for a varsity swim coach for the upcoming spring season. Practice starts Feb. 7.

If interested, contact athletic director Bill Slikker at (209) 629-5397.


LANCER YOUTH: The Lancer Youth Wrestling Club is accepting signups for the 2010-2011 season during practices on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Practices are held at the East Union wrestling room from 6:30-8 p.m.

For more information, visit


KICKBALL: Team and individual registrations are being accepted for the upcoming coed adult kickball season.

League games are played on Thursday nights.

For additional information, visit, or call the BLD-Manteca office at (209) 824-2400 ext. 102, ext. 106 or ext. 112.

INDOOR SOCCER: Registrations are being accepted for men’s, women’s and co-ed leagues.

Leagues of all levels of play are available Sunday-Thursday. Register early, as leagues fill up fast.

For additional information, visit, or call Tony at the BLD-Manteca office at (209) 824-2400 ext. 105.

SOFTBALL: Men’s, women’s and co-ed leagues of all levels are forming at BLD. Leagues are available Sunday-Friday.

For additional information, visit, or call the BLD-Manteca office at (209) 824-2400 ext. 102, ext. 106 or ext. 112.


MODESTO JC TOURNEY: North American Youth Sports is holding its annual spring youth basketball tournament at Modesto Junior College on April 15-17.

The tournament will feature 10 different age and gender-based brackets: 5th-6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th-10th grade and 11th-12th grade.

The entry fee is $125 and guarantees each team a minimum of two games. Awards will be presented in each bracket.

Deadline to enter your team is March 25.

For additional information or entry forms, call the NAYS spring tournament hotline toll-free at (866) 352-5915, visit the NAYS website at, or contact tournament director Paul Brogan at (209) 575-6048.


The Spreckels Park BMX track in Manteca holds American Bicycle Association BMX-sanctioned races on Sunday afternoons. Signups to participate are from 2-4 p.m. with races beginning soon after.

Required equipment includes a helmet, long sleeves or elbow pads and long pants. Bicycles will go through a safety check at the track.

You must be an ABA member to race. Memberships can be obtained on race day. An annual membership costs $45, and the fee to enter a race is $10. Admission is free for spectators, and the track is open on non-race days from dawn to dusk, free of charge.

For more information, call the track’s 24-hour hotline at (209) 603-1670.

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